In effort to increase harvest efforts on wolves, to promote elk management objectives, and in areas where landowner/wolf conflicts are occurring, F4WM was awarded $10,000 for the Panhandle Region, & $1220 for the Clearwater Region, $2000 for the Southwest Region, and $10,000 to be used Statewide, from the 2020 IDFG Commission Community Challenge Grant funding. These funds will be used as matching dollars ($500 grant funding /$500 F4WM funding ) to increase reimbursement amounts to $1000 per wolf in the areas where IDFG data shows that additional wolf harvest is needed to promote healthy ungulate populations in the select areas specified by IDFG. The select areas are listed below.
IDFG COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT FUNDING INCREASED REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS TO $1000 PER WOLF IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 10TH 2020 AND WILL REMAIN UNTIL THOSE GRANT FUNDS ARE DEPLETED FOR EACH SPECIFIED REGIONAL AMOUNT.
Regional priority areas include:
A. Within the Panhandle Region GMUs 7, 9; that portion of Unit 6 w/in the NF St. Joe drainage; that portion of Unit 4 north of Forest Highway 9; and that portion of Unit 4A south of the Clark Fork River and west of Forest Road (FR) 278 to its junction with FR 1066, west of FR 1066 from its junction with 278 to its junction with FR 332, and west of FR 332.
B. Within the Clearwater Region GMUs 10, 12, 15, 18
C. Within the Southwest Region GMUs 20A, 22, 23, 24, 26, 31, 32, 32A, 33, 39
D. Within the Magic Valley Region GMUs 43, 44
E. Within the Upper Snake Region GMUs 50, 62
F. Within the Salmon Region GMUs 28, 29, 36A, 36B, 37
IDFG employees are ineligible for reimbursement under this agreement and with Commission Challenge Grant funds. They are eligible for reimbursement under F4WM stand-alone program if meeting F4WM criteria for reimbursement.
This increase will continue until all Community Challenge Grant Funding has been depleted, and is available to both members and non-members alike, as required by IDFG. Please see the “Reimbursement Process” page for more information regarding reimbursement requests.